We’re currently seeing another massive food recall, this time tainted peanut butter, used in numerous items from snack crackers to dog treats, contains salmonella so countless products are being recalled.
You can minimize your risk of and exposure to food borne illnesses by following our Pro -ProTM eating program.
Pro - Pro stands for simply protein and produce! If you cook and eat healthy protein and clean produce, ideally knowing where it comes from, you run very little risk of contracting either of the two aforementioned maladies.
Beef from cattle fed only grass and grass hay poses much less risk of E. Coli contamination than grain fed beef. That is because grain feeding causes a change in the pH of the stomachs and intestines which causes the E. Coli bacteria to flourish. In grass fed cattle the gastro-intestinal pH is more neutral and E. Coli bacteria are kept in check.
Free range, unconfined animals are far less likely to carry large concentrations pathogens
Confinement feeding creates a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria, and then the animals in confinement are given daily doses of antibiotics which then creates more virulent pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics. So to avoid food borne illnesses eat clean, grass fed, healthy protein like grass fed beef, lamb, or bison, and pastured chickens, hogs, turkeys, rabbits, or pheasants.
Just eat mostly unprocessed foods
If you stick to eating good, wholesome, whole food, and avoid most processed foods that come from the inner isles of the grocery store you can greatly minimize your risk of becoming ill from food borne pathogens.
Warning about vegetables
Be cautious about eating raw vegetables. In the past few years we have seen massive recalls on spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, and green onions because of salmonella and E. Coli poisoning. The best way to avoid illness from those foods, if you want to eat them raw, is to know where and how they were grown.
That’s not always easy, so you can either take your chances, or cook your vegetables to kill any pathogens it might contain.
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